Setting and Using a Site Map

Created by John Tapia, Modified on Thu, 20 Apr 2023 at 01:55 AM by John Tapia

Sites Maps are background images that will help locate and navigate the scans and the 360° images. Site Maps may correspond to a 2D plan that has been scanned, a Google Earth, a Google Maps, a Bing Map or an orthographic drone view of the site.

A Site Map can be at the root of the project or inside a Work Zone. You may have one Site Map per Work Zone.

Current import formats for Site Maps in Cintoo Cloud are JPEG and PNG. Resolution is limited to 4k * 4k pixels.

Step 1 – Upload the Site Map image

  • Select the Work Zone in which the Site Map will be uploaded.
  • Select ‘Upload Documents’:
  • Click on ‘Select Files’ to browse your PC to select the image, or drop the file as indicated below:

Step 2 – Align the Site Map to the scans

  • Make sure that the Work Zone in which the Site Map image was uploaded to is selected. 
  • In the Overview Map, click the ‘Site Map’ tool:
  • In the Site Map Settings, select the image first:
  • Once loaded in the view, you may use the ‘Visibility’ slider to double check that the selected image is the right one.
  • Click on ‘SELECT’ to select a Scan 1:
  • Click on ‘MATCH’ to match it to the Site Map:
  • When clicking on the picture, this will process a first match and the image will align to the selected scan.
  • Repeat the process for Scan 2.
  • When clicking on ‘MATCH’ and then clicking the corresponding location in the image, this will adjust the rotation and scale for the Site Map to adjust it to the scans.
  • You may fine tune your alignment by clicking on ‘MATCH’ and clicking again on the image to select the scan location. This process can be run several times until you are satisfied with the alignment. Using the ‘Visibility’ slider to adjust the relative transparency of the scan data and the image my help in this process.
  • Click on ‘SAVE SETTINGS’ before quitting the tool. The button turns green for a few seconds.
  • Saving the Site Map settings will create an additional ‘Map’ file in the same Work Zone than the one used to store the Site Map image: 
  • You have now mached the X and Y coordinates between Scans and Site Map.
    you may want to move the Site Map in Elevation (Z coordinates).
  • If so, you will need to use the Manual Alignment Tool
    - You can toggle your view to an Ortho Side view (Front, Left, RIght or Back using the Cube Faces on top right Corner)

  • Open the Manual Aligment Tool
  • Select Site Map as To Align and Scans as Reference,
  • Then use the Translation Z Axis by typing a value or use the arrows to incrementally adjust the Z value to move
  • Finally click the Apply button, and close the tool clicking on the top right cross
          Advice: Don't click on Reset, otherwise it will put bak the Site Map to it's original position.

Step 3 – Using the Site Map

  • The aligned Site Map will be displayed in the Overview Map and in the Navigation Map of the 3D View to help locate and navigate your scans.
  • Scan icons and 360 image icons are displayed in red and green.
  • In 3D View, the Site Map is displayed in the Navigation Map at the bottom right of the 3D View to help navigate your scans:
  • The Site Map is also displayed in 3D Navigation mode by default:
  • You can toggle the display of the Site Map on/off by using the Resource Explorer tool:
  • You can use the Crop Tool in the Overview Map or in the 3D View, which will crop the scan data, 2D drawing (if any) and 3D model (if any) but not the Site Map:

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